Lessons for Life

Friendship Circle has developed Lessons For Life, a ground-breaking life skills program. Research continues to prove that students have a higher rate of success in comprehension skills when taught in a true-to-life setting. This is especially true for students with disabilities who are in need of alternative forms of education.

The Lessons For Life program enables teachers to use Friendship Circle’s cityscape, known as Weinberg Village, as their classroom to facilitate teaching and learning life skills in a safe, life-like and interactive environment.

9 Essential Life Skills

  • Money Management
  • Following Directions
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Socialization
  • Budgeting
  • Safety
  • Employment

11 Learning Locations

Weinberg Village has 11 locations that enable students to learn and practice life skills. Each location is designed to focus on 2 or more skills that students can practice with. For more information take a tour of the Weinberg Village. Learn more about the Village.

Customized Lessons

Lessons For Life contains 17 different lessons that enable students to learn life skills in an organized and structured setting. Lessons For Life contains 17 different lessons that enable students to learn life skills in an organized and structured setting. Each lesson is tailored to the abilities and skill level of the participant.

200 Schools

Over 200 schools from 54 School Districts across Southeast Michigan have visited Friendship Circle’s Weinberg Village. See which schools are participating. View Map

Lessons For Life 2.0

The Friendship Circle’s Lessons for Life 2.0 initiative provides a curriculum for the development of crucial social, cognitive, and emotional skills, and is an evaluative tool for assessing the progress of students with disabilities as tracked in their Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). Learn more about our future plans.

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